Korean Composite Stock Price Indexes (KOSPI)

What is ‘Korean Composite Stock Price Indexes – KOSPI’

A series of indexes that track the overall Korean Stock Exchange and its components. These indexes use a weighted average based on market calculation to calculate the value of the indexes.

Explaining ‘Korean Composite Stock Price Indexes – KOSPI’

The most well-known KOSPI index is the KOSPI 200, which comprises the 200 largest publicly-traded companies on the Korean Exchange. This index is seen as a barometer of the overall movements of the Korean stock market, and is used to benchmark the performance of investors and funds in the Korean market.

Further Reading

  • Forecasting changes in Korea composite stock price index (KOSPI) using association rules – www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
  • Stock price direction prediction by directly using prices data: an empirical study on the KOSPI and HSI – www.inderscienceonline.com [PDF]
  • Cointegration and causality between macroeconomic variables and stock market returns – www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
  • Investor sentiment, stock returns, and analyst recommendation changes: The KOSPI stock market – www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
  • Multifractal behavior of the Korean stock-market index KOSPI – www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
  • International stock price spillovers and market liberalization: Evidence from Korea, Japan, and the United States – www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
  • Futures trading, spot market volatility, and market efficiency: The case of the Korean index futures markets – onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]